September 13, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Our last social contract during the New Deal era was a step forward for the human rights of workers. But it fell short of guaranteeing decent jobs for all, and for much of the 20th century divided workers along lines of race and gender. As capital has globalized, employers have exploited divisions... Keep reading »
August 29, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Creating A Vision For Putting People and the Planet First New Social Contract 2020 From the Center for Popular Democracy, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Rights & Democracy Institute, Working Families Party, and organizations around the U.S. This is an unprecedented historical... Keep reading »
August 1, 2019 | Health
247 economists sent a letter to Congress supporting a universal, publicly financed, single-payer Medicare for All system to guarantee health care for all while also reducing health care costs. The letter has been misrepresented by Senator Kamala Harris's presidential campaign to suggest that a... Keep reading »
June 25, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights in the U.S.
Media and opinion polls have regularly described the key health policy decisions facing the country as a choice between government and private insurance. This misrepresentation depicts a choice between demonized "government health care" versus "private insurance" in which insurance companies are... Keep reading »
April 30, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
NESRI stands against anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, two sides of the same white nationalist coin. We condemn last weekend's attack against the Jewish community in Poway, California, and the continued threats against Representative Ilhan Omar. We stand united against the atmosphere of hate fanned... Keep reading »
April 19, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
By Rob Robinson Friends of MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra, the Landless Workers' Movement of Brazil) welcomed leader Ayala Ferreira to NYC for a series of events at universities including Columbia, City University of New York Graduate Center and Rutgers University, Newark NJ. At... Keep reading »
April 17, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
A rising wave of racist terror attacks, inspired by right wing media and politicians and fueled by social media networks, continues to target communities of color, Muslims, Jews, and the LGBT community. The March 29 arson on The Highlander Center in Tennessee, a crucial movement space for nearly a... Keep reading »
April 11, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The control of land determines who is displaced and who reaps wealth. Communities of color, in particular Black and Indigenous communities, have suffered a long history of displacement from land and housing leading to instability and contributing to the racial wealth gap. Can grassroots efforts to... Keep reading »
March 15, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights
NESRI joins with our Muslim family and broader community in mourning in the aftermath of this horrific white supremacist mass shooting. You are not alone. We stand with you. We weep with you. We will not forget your loved ones. In their name, we pledge to rise up against white supremacy -- in our... Keep reading »
March 8, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In 1909, women in New York City first commemorated “National Women’s Day,” a decade before women secured the right to vote. The movement was often confrontation and fractious organizing marches and protests, and driven by grassroots energy. In 1975, The United Nations formally recognized... Keep reading »

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